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Qatar Airways Delights Attendees at the Farnborough International Airshow 2022 with Special Boeing 777 FIFA World Cup™ Livery Aircraft

‎ 20 July 2022

Equipped with the World’s Best Business Class, the airline’s B777-300 FIFA livery aircraft has taken centre stage at the aviation spectacular  

DOHA, Qatar – Qatar Airways, Official Partner and the Official Airline of FIFA, is showcasing a specially-branded Boeing 777 aircraft painted in FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ livery, at Farnborough International Airshow 2022. The airline has delighted thousands of attendees by offering tours onboard the state-of-the-art aircraft, equipped with the World’s Best Business Class, Qsuite.                                          

The bespoke aircraft, which features distinctive FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ branding, was hand-painted to commemorate the airline’s partnership with FIFA and was first revealed in November 2020 to mark two years to go until the mega tournament.

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said: “On our road to 2022, seeing the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ brand an entire aircraft and display it at such a prestigious event, is an exciting moment for everyone involved in delivering this historic tournament. Qatar’s readiness to host FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ is evident to all around us here in Farnborough. We hope to see many of those attending the airshow take advantage of the incredible packages Qatar Airways is offering to transport fans to the biggest tournament in the World.”

Fans that have so far missed out on securing their place at world football’s biggest event can now make their FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ dreams a reality by securing their official travel packages to follow any of the 32 qualified teams live across all stages of the tournament. In a few easy steps, they can purchase match tickets, flights, and accommodation through a single dedicated platform by heading to qatarairways.com/FIFA2022.

The tournament will be held across eight world-class stadiums designed to invoke the symbols of Arabian culture. The Al Bayt Stadium will host the opening game with a capacity of 60,000 seats, while Lusail Stadium is set to host the final match of the tournament, with a capacity of 80,000 seats. The remaining stadiums, which include Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium, Al Janoub Stadium, Khalifa International Stadium, Education City Stadium, Stadium 974 and Al Thumama Stadium, will house 40,000 spectators.

In its goal to bring communities together through sport, Qatar Airways has cultivated an extensive global sports partnership portfolio that includes football-governing bodies such as CONMEBOL and CONCACAF. The airline also sponsors some of the world’s biggest football clubs including Paris Saint-Germain and FC Bayern München, and additional partnerships across multiple sports disciplines such as equestrianism, kitesurfing, padel and tennis.

Qatar Airways is attending Farnborough Airshow for the first time in two years, since COVID forced its cancellation. The airline is also showcasing its spectacular Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner and luxury Gulfstream G650ER at the airshow.

A multi-award winning airline, Qatar Airways was announced as the ‘Airline of the Year’ at the 2021 World Airline Awards, managed by the international air transport rating organisation, Skytrax. It was also named ‘World’s Best Business Class’, ‘World’s Best Business Class Airline Lounge’, ‘World’s Best Business Class Airline Seat’, ‘World’s Best Business Class Onboard Catering’ and ‘Best Airline in the Middle East’. The airline continues to stand alone at the top of the industry having won the main prize for an unprecedented sixth time (2011, 2012, 2015, 2017, 2019 and 2021).

Qatar Airways currently flies to more than 150 destinations worldwide, connecting through its Doha hub, Hamad International Airport, currently named ‘Airport of the Year’ by Skytrax World Airport Awards 2022.

About Qatar Airways

A multiple award-winning airline, Qatar Airways won the ‘World’s Best Business Class’ for the tenth time at the 2023 World Airline Awards, managed by the international air transport rating organisation, Skytrax. The airline continues to be synonymous with excellence, also taking home, 'Best Airline in the Middle East', 'World's Best Business Class Lounge' and 'World's Best Business Class Lounge Dining' at the prestigious awards held during the 2023 Paris Air Show. Qatar Airways is an unprecedented seven-time winner of the 'World’s Best Airline' voted by Skytrax (2011, 2012, 2015, 2017, 2019, 2021 and 2022). As leaders in industry innovation and digital adoption, Qatar Airways was recently voted the 'World’s Best Airline Website' by World Travel Tech Awards.

Qatar Airways was the first Airline in the Middle East to be certified to the highest level of IATA’s Environmental Assessment (IEnvA) programme, based on recognised environmental management system principles (such as ISO 14001). As an inaugural signatory to the Buckingham Palace Declaration in March 2016, Qatar Airways became the first airline globally to be certified to the industry standard for the prevention of illegal wildlife trafficking in aviation.

Qatar Airways currently flies to nearly 170 destinations worldwide, connecting through its Doha hub, Hamad International Airport, the ‘World’s Best Airport’, as voted by Skytrax in 2021, 2022, and 2024. In 2024, Hamad International Airport also received the ‘Best Airport in the Middle East’ accolade for 10 consecutive years, as well as ‘World’s Best Airport Shopping’ for the second year in a row.

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